Industry-First Survey Reveals Half of Students Will Not Eat At On-Campus Locations Unless Digital Ordering and Payment Options Are Available
Broomfield, CO - May 7, 2020 - NutrisliceⓇ, a leading provider of digital engagement and guest experience solutions for the non-commercial foodservice industry, today unveiled findings from an industry-first survey of more than 800 college and university students across America. The survey -- which gauged expectations for on-campus foodservice once students are allowed to return to school -- revealed that students will be hesitant to dine at an on-campus venue unless “contactless” options for ordering, pickup, delivery and payments are available to them. As colleges and universities anticipate re-opening their campuses, foodservice providers must prepare for a “new normal” and meet demand for meals that can be provided in a safe and healthy way, as well as deliver on increased expectations for digital solutions. Key highlights from Nutrislice’s survey include:
“In conversations with foodservice directors at colleges and universities across the country, it’s clear they know dramatic changes must be made to accommodate social distancing and new food-handling requirements,” said Michael Craig, Chief Evangelist, Nutrislice. “But I’m not sure any of us knew just how high the expectations would be from the actual student population. As an industry, we have a lot of work ahead of us to convince students that college cafeterias and cafes are safe. If we don’t, fewer students will dine on campus, which will have a dramatic impact on the bottom line when schools reopen. This study proves that contactless ordering, pickup, delivery and payment options will be a key requirement to not only prepare for this new normal, but succeed and thrive in it.”
The full survey results can be found here.
A snapshot of the survey's results are below.
Nutrislice, Inc. is an industry-leading software company that provides food service organizations a premier digital guest experience platform with engagement & operational tools that drive business. More than 23,000 locations worldwide use the company’s digital menus, ordering and signage solutions to delight their customers, streamline operations and power a premier digital experience. Learn more at nutrislice.com.